Monday, September 28, 2009

5 years 2 months and 1 week!

That's how long, or short, that I've been blogging now!

I began at a time when blogging in India was yet to catch up and in very nascent stages! Intended primarily to record happenings and places visited during my treks, I created Oblivion Redefined on Wednesday, July 21, 2004!

My first post, on the same date, wasn't very different to what I continue to echo here!

Titled 'All that is Human', it contained a thought of mine, rather a series of thoughts, that read, "I've always been a simple man, except for the fact of having been robbed of the idea of being simple. It is then that I understood that life is more to do with living and living well. And that is all that matters. The rest follows suit with natural precision and in a timely orchestrated fashion.

Why do we always seem to want another chance? Is it because of our gross inability to coordinate our own actions and their sometimes perilous outcomes, or is it because that we have taken for granted the gazillion human limitations thrust upon us?

Life is once, and once is enough if we can figure out how to go about it."

I'm sure you understand the unparalleled sense of pleasure involved in creating an online journal and even more of it when acknowledged by co-bloggers and other folks!

Today, a little more than 5 years and 4 blogs later, I look back on a wonderful and rewarding journey, one that has helped me see places, far and wide, understand people and communities, communicate within and across borders and realize the true spirit and value of cultural interchange - all at the instance of a technological marvel!

We Blog, Web Blog and therefore the blog!

42 comments:

  1. Belated Birthday wishes, I know I'm the last to wish you, caught up in the elections process, rather in the counting process, a whole political spectacle and been through harrowing experience!!! anyways that doesn't justify me not calling you, well before that I hope your snail mail id is the same, again belated birthday wishes dear Raku bro!! !love you loads, catch you up soon in a call.

    And wishes for your journey in the blogworld.. me getting back to online life! take care! lots to catch up!!!

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  2. One heck of post 5 yrs is quite a long time bro you should proud of it hats off

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  3. i'm a babe in the woods compared to you... great job...:)

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  4. 5 years??? you survived for more than 5 years here in the blog world ??? Congrats !!!! Happy Blog Birthday !!!!!!

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  5. Whoa! Five years is a very long time!Congrats! Here's to many more years of blogging fun!:D

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  6. definitely long time...and glad that you have kept the same theme going...I also blog on similar lines I guess...but my posts arise out of the questions life asks me everyday..and yours come out of experience I guess...but Hope to be where you are today

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  7. 5 years..oh my god..
    congrats sir..
    TAKE A BOW..

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  8. 5 years Wow!!
    Go on to the next 5 years... LOL
    ( I blog only 10 mounths ;)

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  9. Hi Rakesh!
    Congrats!! That's a wonderful achievement!! And an excellent blog!!

    Blogtrotter is visiting Old Town Antalya in Turkey. Enjoy and have a glorious week!

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  10. Great amazing :)
    Congrats ....

    Keep Blogging and Smiling :)

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  11. You are a year older.. I mean on blogs. I started on 23rd July 2005. Thats some co-incidence (like being september born) Wishing more power to your pen .. keep writing :)

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  12. Wow! Congrats Rak...five years and over....that gives me some inpiration...so awfully lazy i have become...now need the energy to perspire! :)

    But yes keep this going and flowing Rak...a sign that mind and body is in absolute order and in good working condition...and it really inspires to see :)

    I am back...lots to catch up...may be over the week :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  13. mine is just an year old. and i do intend to blog till death..

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  14. you have been tagged...click on this link to know more about it and pass on the tag too
    http://painofmylife.blogspot.com/2009/09/lets-play-tag.html

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  15. Never knew that you have been blogging for so long, this is one blog where the perspectives are interesting and quite right too... including your first post.

    Destination Infinity

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  16. congrts man...am a year younger 2 u in this blog world..
    It sure has changed all our lives in ways we never thot of it could!

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  17. 5 years that's a pretty long time to continue.

    I am not sure if I can carry that long but would love to do that :)

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  18. hello senior! you're a year older than me in blog. Congrats :)

    Keep blogging... blogging has changed my life alot.

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  19. Bharath

    Thanks very much for the birthday wishes! It’s never too late! I’m presently in Pune and staying in the same place as before! Hope alls well with you!

    Thanks very much, once again!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  20. Venky

    Thanks very much pal! I hope I go further, until the end!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  21. Unsure Ascetic

    Thanks very much! That’s a huge compliment!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  22. AJ

    Not really! I’m sure you’ll head up very well!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  23. Vimmuuu

    Yeah – it’s been 5 years plus now! Thanks very much pal…….this feels very good!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  24. Govind

    Thanks very much budd! Truly appreciate it!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  25. Shahid

    That’s one superb compliment! Glad to know you like my space! And thanks for the tag!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  26. Rahul

    Thank you Sir! Appreciate your wishes!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  27. Anya

    Thanks very much! And wish you the same, many good years to come!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  28. Gil

    Thanks very much Sir! Truly appreciate your wishes!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  29. Arnav

    Thanks very much pal! Appreciate it!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  30. Aria

    Wow! We Virgos do have a lot in common it seems! Thanks very much pal! Appreciate your wishes! And here’s wishing you many good years to come!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  31. Devika Chechi

    Thanks very much Ma’am! Appreciate your wishes, truly!

    I must say that I really enjoy reading your blogs!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  32. Uncommon Sense

    Amen! Wishing you some of the most fruitful years to come by in blogging and in life!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  33. DI

    Thanks very much! Truly appreciate your words, which I feel are a huge compliment!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  34. Praveen

    Thanks budd! It sure has changed my life a lot, a great deal!

    Wishing you many good years to come!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  35. Survivor

    Thanks very much! I’m sure you’ll do the same and more! Trust me, trust yourself! :)

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  36. Jeevan

    Lol! That made me remembers days in school! Thanks very much! And yes, blogging has surely changed my life – for the better part that is!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  37. When you ask me what would be the best invention by human beings ever..i would say it is internet! nothing else can conquer it!

    Blogger gave me so many friends and it is a place where we vent our thoughts.More like a pensieve or the stone in every village where people vent their feelings(sumaithaangi kal)!

    5 years is a really big journey! hats off to you!

    5 years before,i didnt have e-mail id itself and saw web site once in 6 months,that too for project.:D

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  38. Sri

    Yes - internet has easily been one of the best revolutions to happen to mankind, with a presumably positive impact, I hope!

    Like you said, blogging has earned me very good friends too, ones who help me shape a better perspective, make me sharper in my thought and actions and help me interact in a wider scale!

    Thanks very much for your wishes!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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